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Load of crap, gender and sex are just two different words that mean the same thing. An application form for example, will either have a "Gender" or "Sex" section, never both as they are the same.
originally posted by: joeraynor
a reply to: burdman30ott6
No such thing. Penis = male, he, him... vagina = female, she, her. Period, no quarter asked, none given, the madness and pandering to mental illness must stop in this world or we're all going to be sharing in the caustic insanity of a discrete few in society.
Ok, so on the title story, I think this transwoman is in the wrong. Male genitalia is not the same as female genitalia. The beauticians are not in the wrong for not wanting to interact with genitalia they are not comfortable interacting with, they are fully within their rights there. Waxing each set is also a different skill, to the point where if you are familiar with one type, you are not clear to do the other type without study. These lawsuits are frivolous, and they are agenda-oriented.
On to your ideas here now. There is a distinction to be drawn between sex and gender. Sex is determined by chromosomes, and indicated by genitals at birth in 99% of cases, excluding cases such as intersex. A person who undergoes horomone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery still continues to be the same sex they were born. Gender is a different concept... it deals with social roles and norms, the expectations surrounding people of a certain sex, how they dress, how they are expected to think, etc.
I think it is worth considering that gender heavily correlates with sex and birth genitals, but isn't caused by them in an absolute sense. It is caused by a number of things, including sex horomones (which are generally heavily tied to sex, but can vary somewhat independently), culture and socialization from a young age, our interactions with others, and our thoughts about our own bodies and our place in society.
I would argue that focusing only on sex and not thinking of gender in terms of a person's identity is missing a big part of the picture. There are transpeople who were dysphoric from a young age, never underwent the puberty of the opposite gender from the one they identify with, went on HRT quite young, and to even discerning eyes look and sound like a perfect example of the gender they identify with. Due to their hormonal makeup and socialization based on their apperance, they also think like that gender to a large degree.
I am fine with dysphoria being called a mental illness. But currently the peer reviewed studies appear to be indicating that gender transitions are the preferred way to treat severe cases, and are producing good long term outcomes. These individuals continue to have a host of life-problems afterward, but still appear better off.
Load of crap, gender and sex are just two different words that mean the same thing. An application form for example, will either have a "Gender" or "Sex" section, never both as they are the same. Everything you just said was made up.
1Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female.
Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions. ‘adults of both sexes’
originally posted by: projectvxn
It's worse than waxing.
originally posted by: operation mindcrime
(Been wondering that since hot coffee cups come with a warning they are hot)..
originally posted by: IAMTAT
If some enterprising entrepreneurs want to capitalize on a new niche market...and open a series of Trans-Gender, nut-waxing salons...they should go for it...and let the market decide.